Learn about the signs of endometriosis during Endometriosis Awareness Month
If you talk to two women with endometriosis, they will likely tell you two different stories. One woman might say she had debilitating pain. The other woman might say that she had no idea anything was wrong until she had trouble conceiving. Both of these women have very different yet common signs of endometriosis.
In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month, Erika Munch MD is sharing some information about common symptoms of this condition. Read on to learn more from our San Antonio fertility doctor.
Knowing the signs of endometriosis is the first step to receive the treatment you need
You know your body better than anyone else, so you know when something doesn’t seem right. However, you might not know what your symptoms mean. To help you determine whether it could be endometriosis, our San Antonio fertility doctor is sharing the signs of endometriosis.
- Severe pelvic pain and cramping, especially before and during your period. Lower back and abdominal pain can also be a sign of this condition.
- Heavy periods or bleeding in between your periods.
- Experiencing pain during or after sex.
- Painful bowel movements or urination, especially around that time of the month.
- Infertility is often the reason women without other symptoms first seek help.
- Other signs of endometriosis include fatigue and gastrointestinal problems like bloating, constipation, diarrhea and nausea. This causes some women to be misdiagnosed with IBS.
You might also be surprised to learn the pain you experience from endometriosis doesn’t necessarily indicate how severe your condition is. For example, some women will have mild endometriosis and have almost-unbearable pain. In contrast, other women with severe endometriosis feel no pain at all. This just shows that it’s important to know all the different symptoms as well as what’s normal for you.
Treatment can help with the pain and infertility that this condition causes
Because it’s Endometriosis Awareness Month, we want you to know that treatment is available. Our San Antonio fertility doctor can confirm your diagnosis. She’ll then work with you to design a customized treatment plan to meet your health and family-building needs. Whether it’s medication or minimally invasive fertility surgery, Dr. Munch can get you on the road to health and the path to parenthood.
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